Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau Episode 11: The truth comes out

I didn't really like the beginning of this week's episode, but the events and revelations on the Mud Whale were a lot better. The things we learned in the second part of the episode just seemed a lot more interesting and answered some of the questions I had. That being said, I'm still really unsure what kind of ending this series is trying to pull and it's making me nervous.

The trial really felt frustrating to watch. Orka had no business walking out of that flight unscathed. What really bothered me was that his speech used information that the "elders" really should have known themselves. It seemed like a cheap excuse to allow him to give some exposition to the audience.

I'm conflicted about this scene. On the one hand, I agree that the commander is an incompetent leader. But what kind of society is this where the leader, Orka, isn't also responsible for the actions of his subordinate?

In contrast, the map scene was a lot more interesting. I liked that they explained the Mud Whale's isolation by showing the current on the map. It further explains why the Mud Whale has been able to stay closed off from the world, and it fits the fact that the island was meant to be a prison.

Like Chakuro, I somewhat suspected already that Falaina was draining the life force of the Marked, but it was still a cool revelation. It also fits well with the fact that Falaina can't eat emotions.

I guess we're revolting now? If I'm being honest, I didn't find their logic to be too convincing. I might have accepted it if there had been no Unmarked deaths in the previous attack, but I think the one death messes with the proportions since there are fewer Unmarked overall.

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